Emergency crews to participate in training exercise at Riverchase Galleria

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) – Several emergency crews will get the chance to train during a special exercise held at the Riverchase Galleria parking deck on September 19th.

The training exercise will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will simulate the effects of a tornado strike in Hoover.

Organizers say they designed the exercise to test inter-agency cooperation during a disaster of large-scale damage. Several differing emergency teams covering the entire public safety spectrum will be involved.

Agencies currently participating are:
Hoover Fire Department (Host Agency)
Hoover Police Department (Host Agency)
Hoover 911 Communications Shelby County EMA
Hoover Public Works Jefferson County EMA
North Shelby Fire District Samford University Nursing
Pelham Fire Department Jefferson State EMT Program
Helena Fire Department Valor Security, Riverchase Galleria
Cahaba Valley Fire District Salvation Army
Rocky Ridge Fire District Omni Flight (Lifesaver Helicopter)
Mountain Brook Fire Department Pro Tow Wrecker Service
Bessemer Fire Department Shelby County 911
Alabama All-Hazards Incident Management Team (IMT)

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